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Barclays Premier League

Sunday, 28 December 2014,

Man City
2
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2
Burnley
  • Kickoff: 16:00 BST
  • Stadium: Etihad Stadium
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance: 45,608
  • 23' David Silva
  • 34' Fernandinho
  • 47' George Boyd
  • 81' Ashley Barnes

Manchester City

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Burnley

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Pellegrini unfazed over City record

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no interest in records as he bids to maintain the champions' winning momentum.

City equalled a long-standing club best as they chalked up a ninth successive win in all competitions by beating West Brom 3-1 on Boxing Day.

Their feat matches one first recorded by the club in 1910 and last achieved during their hot streak of autumn 2011, which memorably included a 6-1 thrashing of Manchester United.

They now have a good chance to go one better as they host relegation battlers Burnley in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday, but Pellegrini is taking no notice of statistics.

The Chilean said: "Really I am not aware of the records. We just want to continue adding points because it will be a very close fight for the title this year and we want to keep our title."

City have played some superb football in recent weeks, making light of the absence of all their recognised strikers through injury.

Stevan Jovetic did make the bench at The Hawthorns after recovering from a hamstring injury but was not required as City raced into a 2-0 lead within 13 minutes.

Fernando opened the scoring as he pounced on a Ben Foster error and Yaya Toure doubled the lead with a penalty after David Silva was fouled by former team-mate Joleon Lescott.

Silva made it 3-0 with a well-taken third 11 minutes before half-time and West Brom claimed a consolation three minutes from time as Joe Hart missed a corner and the ball ricocheted in off Brown Ideye.

The victory kept City within three points of Chelsea at the top of the table but there is little time to reflect before Sunday's game.

Pellegrini said: "This is very rare for me. Before 72 hours it is not good to play (again) but we know how it is here, in the Premier League. It is difficult for all the teams.

"The important thing is not to have an advantage for any one team."

Jovetic could come back into contention for City, who have operated in their last two games with midfielder James Milner as a makeshift centre-forward.

Captain Vincent Kompany, the team's talismanic central defender, could also return after hamstring and calf problems but the other two injured strikers, Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko, are still out.

Pellegrini is taking nothing for granted against a Burnley side which have shown plenty of fighting spirit of late.

He said: "I have watched some games that they have played and I think they are playing well. I watched their game against Tottenham away.

"They are an offensive team, they play with two strikers and I think they have good players. If you think it is an easy game, you can have great problems.

"So we hope we will play against Burnley the same way we play against any other team."

Meanwhile, Sam Vokes has told Sean Dyche he is ready to play a full part in Burnley's fight for Premier League survival as soon as the Clarets boss needs him.

The striker's 20 goals were crucial in Burnley's unexpected promotion from the Championship last season but he missed the final few weeks after damaging cruciate knee ligaments in March.

Vokes finally made his comeback as a late substitute in Burnley's 1-0 loss to Liverpool on Boxing Day, earning a rousing reception both when his name was read out before the game and when he came on.

The 25-year-old has shown in the development games he played in to build up his fitness that he has not lost his eye for goal and, with Burnley having scored only 12 goals in 18 Premier League matches, there is no doubt he has been missed.

Dyche does not feel he is quite ready to start yet and he will almost certainly be among the substitutes again when the Clarets visit the Etihad.

Vokes said: "It was great to be back. It was obviously a tough one to take with the result, going on how we played, but on a personal note it's nice to be back out on the pitch.

"I've been itching to get back. It's been a long-term plan and it's coming together nicely. I got told to aim for the new year so nine months ago I'd probably have taken this.

"I've got three or four 90 minutes under my belt now in the reserves and that's a big thing for me. Whenever the gaffer calls upon me, I'm ready."

Matt Taylor could be in contention after recovering from Achilles surgery but Michael Duff (calf) and Stephen Ward (ankle) look set to miss out.

91'+5

End Regular Time

91'+5

Second Half ends, Manchester City 2, Burnley 2.

91'+4

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) Free Kick at 95'

91'+4

George Boyd (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

91'+3

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 94'

91'+3

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) Free Kick at 94'

91'+3

Foul by Fernando (Manchester City).

91'+3

Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 94'

91'+2

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 93'

91'+2

Scott Sinclair (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 93'

91'+2

Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 93'

91'+2

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Free Kick at 93'

91'+1

Foul by Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City).

91'+1

Tom Heaton (Burnley) Free Kick at 92'

91'

Offside, Manchester City. David Silva tries a through ball, but Scott Sinclair is caught offside.

89'

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 89'

89'

Tom Heaton (Burnley) Free Kick at 89'

88'

David Silva

88'

Hand ball by David Silva (Manchester City).

88'

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 88'

88'

David Silva (Manchester City) Free Kick at 88'

88'

Substitution, Manchester City. Scott Sinclair replaces Fernandinho.

87'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86'

Attempt blocked. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jesús Navas.

86'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 86'

85'

Attempt blocked. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84'

George Boyd (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84'

David Jones (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 84'

83'

Attempt saved. Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Frank Lampard.

83'

Frank Lampard (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 83'

81'

2 - 2

Goal! Manchester City 2, Burnley 2. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Keane following a set piece situation.

81'

Michael Keane (Burnley) Assists Shot at 81'

81'

Jason Shackell (Burnley) Free Kick at 81'

81'

Pablo Zabaleta

81'

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80'

Joe Hart (Manchester City) Free Kick at 80'

80'

Offside, Burnley. Danny Ings tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

79'

George Boyd (Burnley) Free Kick at 79'

79'

Jesús Navas

79'

Foul by Jesús Navas (Manchester City).

78'

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Martín Demichelis.

78'

Scott Arfield (Burnley) Corner Kick at 78'

78'

Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

78'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Assists Shot at 78'

77'

Dean Marney (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 77'

77'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 77'

77'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 77'

76'

Fernandinho (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 76'

76'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 76'

76'

Substitution, Manchester City. Frank Lampard replaces Samir Nasri.

75'

Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 75'

74'

Attempt missed. Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jesús Navas with a cross following a corner.

74'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 74'

74'

Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 74'

74'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

74'

Attempt blocked. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Silva.

74'

David Silva (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 74'

73'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 73'

71'

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Free Kick at 71'

71'

Benjamin Mee

71'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70'

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 70'

70'

Attempt blocked. George Boyd (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Barnes.

70'

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) Assists Shot at 70'

69'

Attempt saved. Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fernandinho.

69'

Fernandinho (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 69'

69'

Dean Marney (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 69'

68'

Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Throw In at 68'

68'

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 68'

68'

Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 68'

68'

Tom Heaton (Burnley) Free Kick at 67'

67'

Offside, Manchester City. Jesús Navas tries a through ball, but David Silva is caught offside.

67'

Scott Arfield (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 67'

67'

Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) Free Kick at 67'

67'

Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66'

David Silva (Manchester City) Throw In at 67'

66'

Scott Arfield (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 66'

66'

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 66'

66'

Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 66'

65'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 65'

65'

Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Throw In at 65'

65'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 65'

65'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 65'

65'

Joe Hart (Manchester City) Free Kick at 65'

64'

Offside, Burnley. Dean Marney tries a through ball, but George Boyd is caught offside.

64'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Free Kick at 64'

63'

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62'

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 62'

62'

Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 62'

62'

Substitution, Manchester City. Stevan Jovetic replaces James Milner.

61'

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ashley Barnes.

61'

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) Assists Shot at 61'

60'

Attempt missed. Jason Shackell (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kieran Trippier following a set piece situation.

60'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Assists Shot at 60'

60'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Free Kick at 60'

59'

Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).

58'

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 58'

57'

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 57'

56'

Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 56'

56'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

56'

Attempt saved. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Silva.

56'

David Silva (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 56'

55'

Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 55'

54'

Scott Arfield (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 54'

54'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 54'

53'

Jason Shackell (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 53'

52'

Fernando (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 52'

52'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 52'

51'

Attempt missed. Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Samir Nasri with a cross following a corner.

51'

Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 51'

51'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

51'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 51'

51'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 51'

50'

Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 50'

48'

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 48'

48'

Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 48'

48'

Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) Free Kick at 48'

47'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47'

Danny Ings (Burnley) Assists Shot at 47'

47'

2 - 1

Goal! Manchester City 2, Burnley 1. George Boyd (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Ings.

47'

Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Barnes with a headed pass.

47'

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) Assists Shot at 47'

46'

Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 46'

46'

Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 46'

46'

Start 2nd Half

46'+3

First Half ends, Manchester City 2, Burnley 0.

46'+2

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Free Kick at 48'

46'+2

George Boyd (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46'+2

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 48'

46'

David Jones (Burnley) Free Kick at 46'

46'

Foul by Martín Demichelis (Manchester City).

46'

Joe Hart (Manchester City) Free Kick at 46'

43'

Joe Hart (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 43'

42'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Free Kick at 42'

42'

Fernando

41'

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41'

Michael Keane (Burnley) Free Kick at 41'

41'

Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City).

40'

Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jesús Navas.

40'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 40'

39'

James Milner (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 39'

39'

Attempt blocked. James Milner (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Silva.

39'

David Silva (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 39'

38'

Tom Heaton (Burnley) Free Kick at 38'

37'

Offside, Manchester City. David Silva tries a through ball, but Pablo Zabaleta is caught offside.

37'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

37'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 37'

37'

Attempt saved. Jesús Navas (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

36'

George Boyd (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 36'

34'

2 - 0

Goal! Manchester City 2, Burnley 0. Fernandinho (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Samir Nasri.

34'

Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 33'

31'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Michael Keane.

31'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 31'

31'

Joe Hart (Manchester City) Free Kick at 31'

30'

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

30'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 30'

29'

Attempt missed. Michael Keane (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross following a set piece situation.

29'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Assists Shot at 29'

29'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Free Kick at 29'

28'

Foul by Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City).

28'

Dean Marney (Burnley) Free Kick at 28'

28'

Hand ball by James Milner (Manchester City).

27'

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) Corner Kick at 27'

27'

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Pablo Zabaleta.

27'

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross following a set piece situation.

27'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Assists Shot at 27'

27'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Free Kick at 27'

27'

Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City).

27'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 27'

26'

George Boyd (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 26'

25'

Attempt missed. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by David Silva.

25'

David Silva (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 25'

25'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 25'

25'

Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) Free Kick at 25'

24'

Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23'

1 - 0

Goal! Manchester City 1, Burnley 0. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jesús Navas.

23'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 23'

22'

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 22'

22'

David Silva (Manchester City) Free Kick at 22'

22'

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

22'

Dean Marney (Burnley) Free Kick at 22'

21'

Foul by David Silva (Manchester City).

21'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 21'

21'

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dean Marney.

21'

Dean Marney (Burnley) Assists Shot at 20'

20'

George Boyd (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 20'

20'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 20'

19'

Attempt saved. Dean Marney (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

19'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 19'

17'

Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 17'

16'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Free Kick at 16'

15'

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

14'

Attempt missed. Jesús Navas (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by David Silva.

14'

David Silva (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 14'

14'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 14'

13'

Attempt missed. James Milner (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jesús Navas with a cross.

13'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 13'

12'

Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 12'

12'

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 12'

10'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 10'

10'

Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Throw In at 10'

9'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

8'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 8'

8'

Attempt blocked. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Milner with a cross.

8'

James Milner (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 8'

6'

Tom Heaton (Burnley) Free Kick at 6'

6'

Foul by David Silva (Manchester City).

6'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

6'

Attempt blocked. Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

5'

David Silva (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 5'

5'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Dean Marney.

5'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 5'

5'

George Boyd (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 5'

5'

Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Throw In at 5'

4'

Joe Hart (Manchester City) Free Kick at 4'

4'

Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Scott Arfield is caught offside.

3'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 3'

3'

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 3'

2'

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 2'

1'

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 1'

1'

First Half begins.

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Possession

63%
37%
  • Manchester City
  • Burnley

Shots

17
12

Shots on target

6
3

Fouls

18
9

Corners

10
3

Yellow Cards

4
1

Red Cards

0
0

Head to Head

Man City2 - 2Burnley
Burnley1 - 6Man City
Man City3 - 3Burnley
Man City5 - 1Burnley
Burnley2 - 4Man City
Burnley0 - 6Man City

Man City

  • 1Joe Hart
  • 5Pablo Zabaleta
  • 20Eliaquim Mangala
  • 11Aleksandar Kolarov
  • 26Martín Demichelis
  • 15Jesús Navas
  • 21David Silva
  • 8Samir Nasri
  • -> Frank Lampard
  • 25Fernandinho
  • -> Scott Sinclair
  • 6Fernando
  • 7James Milner
  • -> Stevan Jovetic
  • Subs
  • 38Dedryck Boyata
  • 22Gaël Clichy
  • 13Wilfredo Caballero
  • 3Bacary Sagna

Burnley

  • 1Tom Heaton
  • 25Michael Keane
  • 6Benjamin Mee
  • 2Kieran Trippier
  • 5Jason Shackell
  • 37Scott Arfield
  • 21George Boyd
  • 10Danny Ings
  • 8Dean Marney
  • 30Ashley Barnes
  • 14David Jones
  • Subs
  • 20Nathaniel Chalobah
  • 19Lucas Jutkiewicz
  • 11Michael Kightly
  • 22Matthew Gilks
  • 7Ross Wallace
  • 28Kevin Long
  • 17Marvin Sordell

Ashley Barnes shocks Man City with late leveller for Burnley

Ashley Barnes struck a stunning equaliser as Burnley staged a remarkable comeback to snatch a 2-2 draw against champions Manchester City.

City had looked set to cut Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League to one point as David Silva and Fernandinho scored in a commanding first-half display at the Etihad Stadium.

But the battling Clarets responded after the break, controversially pulling one back through George Boyd before Barnes lashed home a brilliant leveller nine minutes from time.

Burnley's fightback denied City a club record 10th successive win and was a real bonus in their fight against relegation.

City could complain that Boyd looked offside when scoring in the 47th minute but the visitors' greater energy and determination after the break arguably deserved tangible reward.

City will view it as points dropped given that Chelsea also drew - but they had apparently rested key midfielder Yaya Toure and again started without a recognised striker.

Stevan Jovetic was on the bench after recovering from injury but James Milner again operated as a makeshift centre-forward with Silva playing behind.

There seemed little to alarm them at first. City's first chance came after five minutes as Boyd diverted a Samir Nasri corner into the path of Martin Demichelis but the defender's shot was blocked by Jason Shackell.

The pacy Jesus Navas stretched Burnley down the right and Milner did well to nip between two defenders to meet his ball across goal but he shot over from six yards.

Burnley had a good spell themselves early on but they failed to take advantage of some good openings.

Kieran Trippier flicked in a good cross but Barnes was unable to make contact and Dean Marney's snap-shot from the edge of the area was straight at Joe Hart.

Danny Ings also fired over before City took control with Silva's well-worked 23rd-minute opener.

The hosts built patiently until finding a way through as Nasri fed Navas down the right. Navas turned the ball back inside to find Silva and he had the space to turn in a drill home a low shot for his fourth goal in three appearances.

City doubled the lead 10 minutes later after more patient approach play.

Nasri looked to have been crowded out on the edge of the area but Fernandinho had more space behind him and took a touch before lashing home a powerful curling shot off the underside of the bar.

City looked in control and went close to a third before the break as Navas tested Tom Heaton with a powerful shot following another quick break.

City's mood might have been further lifted at half-time with news that Chelsea had been held to a draw by Southampton, but they were shocked within two minutes of the restart.

Ings got the better of Pablo Zabaleta on the left and shot across goal. Hart looked to have it covered but Boyd nipped in and, despite suspicions of offside, appeared to get a final touch to divert the ball into the net.

City almost immediately restored a two-goal advantage as Shackell cleared from Demichelis and Nasri forced Heaton to tip round the post.

But Burnley began to look a much tougher proposition as Ings flashed a shot narrowly wide and Shackell headed over from a Trippier free-kick.

City boss Manuel Pellegrini decided it was time to introduce a striker and Jovetic came off the bench to provide the team with a new focal point. But still Burnley dug in and frustrated City as they tried to launch further attacks.

Frank Lampard also came on in an attempt to steady City's nerves but Burnley put themselves in sight of an unlikely point after Zabaleta was booked for fouling Shackell.

Trippier lofted the resulting free-kick into the area and Barnes flicked on. It rebounded off Michael Keane back into Barnes' path and he struck a ferocious shot from inside the area that flew into the top corner.

City were unable to muster a decent response and Burnley held on to celebrate an impressive result.




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